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Who is it for? Staying true to its name, this shoe is meant for serious cyclists who need optimal power transfer and comfort for routes with plenty of uphill sections.
What is it good for?
- The shoe’s Full Energy Carbon outsole and supportive upper design make it suitable for road rides that involve a lot of mountainous climbs or race competitions.
- The upper is equipped with Energy Frame while the heel is supported by a technology that prevents heel slippage. This combination keeps the foot from moving around despite dynamic pedaling.
- Strategically placed perforation holes make for an ideal cycling footwear during long, intense sessions in the summer.
Lightweight and stiff. This pair’s Energy Carbon Outsole is rated 80 out of 100 by the brand. This optimum rigidity delivers every watt of energy exerted onto the pedals. Hence, no effort is wasted and energy is ultimately conserved.
The full carbon outsole material is also super lightweight preventing any cause of strain to the leg and foot.
The Mavic Cosmic Pro is compatible with three-bolt cleats and pedals. Try the following pedals to pair with this footwear: Shimano Ultergra 6800, Look Keo Blade 2 CR, and Ritchey WCS Carbon Echelon.
Markings are provided in the outsole to serve as a guide in precise cleat positioning.
Excellent lockdown. The shoe’s lockdown is mainly governed by two Mavic Ergo Dial QR dials. This system is composed of a lace that effectively tightens the entire upper as the dials are turned. These dials can be tightened in 1mm increments while a quick-release function allows for easy taking off of the shoes.
Comfort and ventilation. Equipped with perforated synthetic microfiber uppers, the Cosmic Pro allows for an optimal fit and excellent airflow.
This model features the brand’s Endofit tongue technology. This innovation is designed to hug the foot that yields a fit that emulates “the glove effect”. The brand also claims that it offers a roomier toe box compared to the standard Mavic fit.
Lastly, this technology is also designed so that the tongue can’t move around inside the shoe.
The Mavic Cosmic Pro road shoe was based on one of the brand’s other models called the Cosmic Pro Ltd. The latter shoe was built exclusively for pro World Tour athletes, and the Cosmic Pro is the version that became available to the market.